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Blue Angel’s Jets through time

Symphony in Blue Bach Toccata and Fugue in D Minor U.S. Navy Blue Angels www.Sierrahotel.net Posted by SIERRA HOTEL AERONAUTICS on Monday, March 10, 2014 This is a fantastic trip through time, via the Blue Angel’s jets. For a history

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A-6 Intruder and EA-6B Prowler

For my A-6 Intruder Buds! I flew the EA-6B Prowler, it was a stretched A-6, and they are often confused for each other. This is an A-6 Intruder. A two man crew, Pilot and Bombardier-Navigator (BN). This is an EA-6B

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F/A-18 Hornet landing on carrier in bad weather

US F/A-18 fighter pilot lands on aircraft carrier in conditions of no visibility The most feared radio call a Carrier Air Wing can hear while Blue Water is: “Ninety-Nine School-boys…landing lights on.” My last post featured a beautiful dusk carrier

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E-2 Hawkeye lands on air craft carrier at dusk

Great video of an E-2C or D landing on an aircraft carrier, officially at night. This is one of the best I’ve seen for anyone who wants to know what the experience is like. The E-2 is a twin engine

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F7U-3 Cutlass….or as Naval Aviators called it, The Gutless.

The Gutless, The Ensign Eliminator: Vought’s F7U-3 Cutlass had performance that was…shall we say underwhelming. It was so bad Navy lore has it that the F7U-3 is the sole reason we went from a flat 100 foot pattern at the

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SIGNING ANNOUNCEMENT- CODE NAME Infamy

Author Signed Fiction: ThrillerLeland Shanle’s CODE NAME: Infamy, the ruthless SS Director of NaziGermany’s nuclear weapons program and an Imperial Japanese pilot who haslost everything have commandeered one of Japan’s top-secret submarineaircraft carriers and have two American cities in their

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Ask the Author on Goodreads

Ask the Author on Goodreads. I have often wanted to ask questions that appear in my reviews, however that is not the proper forum. Goodreads has started an Ask the Author and that is perfect. So if you have questions on:

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ENDGAME In Print!

For those that like to curl up with a good book; a paper book. ENDGAME is now available in soft cover. Treehouse did a fantastic job, I’m very pleased! leland

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ENDGAME to be Available on Amazon Prime!

ENDGAME will be Free to Amazon Prime members! I noticed many readers of VENGEANCE were members of Amazon Prime. So I selected Prime for ENDGAME as well; the process should update soon. Thanks again to my readers, January is shaping

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New Years Resolution 2014

Over a decade ago I made a New Years Resolution to finish my first novel, Project Seven Alpha. I’m the type of person that does better under a deadline; this effort was no different and I drug myself across the

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